Book Review: Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up by Heather Corinna is a graphic novel about puberty and sex for young teens.
A short overview of this book
Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up by Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman is an inclusive graphic book for young teens that satisfies their curiosity about love, sex, relationships and growing up.
This book has been written to provide age-appropriate information to younger teens (and maybe even older tweens). It touches on puberty and the challenges of growing up, but answers all their questions about love, sex and relationships as well. Without going into ‘information overload’.
Inclusive of different kinds of genders, sexualities, and other identities, they talk about important topics like:
- Bodies, including puberty, body parts and body image
- Sexual and gender identity
- Gender roles and stereotypes
- Crushes, relationships, and sexual feelings
- Boundaries and consent
- The media and cultural messages, specifically around bodies and sex
- How to be sensitive, kind, accepting, and mature
- Where to look for more information, support and help
So it’s a great little book that will give them more than the basics but not overwhelm them with ‘too much information’!
You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up by Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman is ideal for children between the ages of 12 – 14+ years of age.
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